Australian Substitutes

Baking By kermitncupcake Updated 11 Jun 2010 , 11:53am by Bunsen

kermitncupcake Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:09am
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Hi all,
Im just wondering what would be suitable to use as a substitute for high ratio shortening in a crusting BC? I think the only shortening I know of is copha.

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lovely Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:51am
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Copha would be it and i think the store in melbourne (which post out) has the american shortening. Because their shortening is softer than our copha. Copha doesn't taste bad though. It is quite nice. Hth icon_smile.gif

Bunsen Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:53am
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There isn't an Australian equivalent for any shortening (Copha can be used for some uses eg for rolling out fondant/gumpaste etc but not in icing recipes). You can get Crisco from some US import stores, David Jones and, I kid you not, some sex shops! But that isn't the same as hi-ratio. You might be able to order from the US but that is going to cost!

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